South Yorkshire records 11 more Covid-19 deaths

A total of 11 more coronavirus deaths have been recorded across South Yorkshire, with a further 828 facilities across the UK.

Saturday, 6th February 2021, 4:28 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th February 2021, 4:30 pm

With the latest figures, the Government said that the UK has now recorded a total of 112,092 deaths.

According to figures released by NHS England, the deaths were recorded in the 24 hours to 4pm on Friday (February 5).

Locally, a further four people have succumbed to the deadly virus in Sheffield, bringing the city's total to 814.

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South Yorkshire has a further 11 Covid-19 deaths

Meanwhile, Rotherham's total rose by two to 527.

In Doncaster, the total fatality has also risen by two bringing the total to 677.

Barnsley has a further three deaths, increasing the total to 542.

The data represents the deaths of hospital patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 28 days and whose deaths were recorded in the latest reporting period.

Since April 28 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement also started to report the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result but it is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 129,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 18,262 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,929,835.

Government data up to February 5 also hows of the 11,975,267 jabs given in the UK so far, 11,465,210 were first doses – a rise of 494,163 on the previous day’s figures.

Some 510,057 were second doses, an increase of 4,064 on figures released the previous day.

The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 440,896.

Based on the latest figures, an average of 392,754 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day in order to meet the Government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.

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